International Student Success & Support

Notes & Ideas

  • 90 days to 180 days to apply for post-graduate work permit. -Have one year to get work permit based.

  • Gap= matching employers

  • Career Services

  • Study and stay program (only 40 reunited)

  • 1000-1200 UPEI

  • What other Solutions across Canada?

  • (ministry of children & youth services - Ontario)

  • wage subsidies = need to have PR.

  • Not enough Social Services = focus on international student office focused on recruitment only to who are there to help.)

  • Grew ⅓ in 3 years but still only 1 person still hired.

  • Currently only 2 people for 1200 people.

  • Logistics an academic too much.

  • People want to work with International students to meter and create businesses.

  • Lower net worth requirement


  • Full-time students only to apply for postgraduate permit

  • What are rules and how do we let them know as early as possible( pre-arrived)

  • Employment gap could there be wage subsidies for international students?

  • Connections outside of post-secondary bubble.

  • How can we provide social support integration more support. Buddy proper for second and third year.

  • Mentorship international student advocate help create community

  • Expand services


  • Create international student Advocate at the HC & UPEI

  • Actually have more employees working the international services for students on the ground.

  • Pre-arrival information or institutions and PEI.

  • Permit Focus- students falling through cracks.

  • International grad entrepreneur stream = so grads can start business.

  • Best practices mission to look at International grad retention work in Nova Scotia, Ontario Etc.

  • Pathway in programs at post-secondary

  • Create other training and education programs.

Take Aways

  • Province needs to make more investment more Frontline workers at post-secondary office immigration and Pei association for international students working together funding opportunities / boost economy.

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